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Talking the Pictures

All his life, Shuntaro has dreamed of becoming a famous katsudō benshi (narrator at screenings of silent films). One day, he is given the opportunity to demonstrate his skills at a small cinema. There, he has to deal with a jealous colleague, a rival cinema, a thief who claims Shuntaro still owes him money, and a cinephile police officer who is after him. A charming and comical ode to an art form that was extremely popular in Japan a hundred years ago. (Synopsis from Camera Japan Festival)

『カツベン!』
Film Festivals (selected): Hawaii International Film Festival, Japan Cuts, Camera Japan Festival
Available to stream on (subject to change): n/a


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Director

Suô Masayuki